This tutorial is on how to paper piece which is also known as foundation piecing. Perfect points and angles are so much easier to do by using this quilting technique.
Watch our video and read the instructions below to learn how to do it.
SOME GNERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
* Use a larger sewing machine needle (size 90/14)
* Use a smaller stitch length of 15 to 18 stitches per inch
* Stitching will be done on the printed side of the pattern starting with #1 and continuing in numeric order
* Fabric is placed on the unprinted side
*When cutting fabric to cover a section, a general rule is: Bigger is Better
- Rotary Cutter
- Rotary Mat
- Paper for Foundation Patterns
- Add-A-Quarter Ruler
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Print or copy the pattern on foundation paper.
Cut the first piece of fabric for #1 larger then the area to cover. Make sure you have allowed enough for seam allowances. This piece is placed with wrong side of fabric against the back of the paper. On printed side, pin in place.
Take the straight edge of the add-a-quarter ruler along the line between #1 & #2 and fold the paper back. Now place the lip of the add-a-quarter ruler along the fold and trim the excess fabric.
Cut the second piece of fabric large enough to cover #2 including enough for the seam allowance. Again make sure it extends well beyond the area to be covered. With right sides together, place edge of fabric along previously cut edge. Pinning it in place is optional.
With printed side up, place it under sewing machine foot and stitch, beginning stitching one stitch before the sewing line and end with one stitch beyond the sewing line.
Continue adding fabric and stitching numerically until block is finished.
Do not remove paper until your entire project is completed. After everything has been stitched together, you can remove the paper.